Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

The program

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presents the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This program is available to assist employees of NRCA contractor and supplier members. Employees and their families who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs are eligible for the merit-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice.

The purpose of the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program is to assist individuals seeking to further their education to pursue careers in the roofing or building construction industries (which includes architecture; business management; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; and construction management majors).

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services,® a division of Scholarship America.® Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Named scholarships

We wish to thank the individuals and organizations who have made generous contributions to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship fund which enable us to award scholarships.

Following are the named scholarships which, with the exception of the Firestone Scholarships, are awarded on an annual basis through the general Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.; Dan Cohen Scholarship; Firestone Scholarship; Fred Good Scholarship and OMG Roofing Products.

For a current list of donors, click here.

2015-16 scholarship winners

To view the recipients of the 2015-16 scholarships, click here.

2016-17 scholarship winners

Winners of the 2016-17 scholarships will be advised before June 1, 2016.

How you can support the scholarship fund

The Alliance has a history of commitment to education, training and scholarship. The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program is an important part of the Alliance. It broadens its outreach into the community and provides financial support for students continuing their education and training beyond high school.

Your commitment to the scholarship program shows your willingness to give back to those who follow you.

Gifts to the scholarship program support educational opportunities for the future of the roofing industry and country. Gifts to the scholarship program are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and can be paid over a period of up to and including five years.

Click here to contribute online.

A personal legacy

Your gift will support the scholarship program, help the Alliance reach its $2 million goal and honor Melvin for all his work.

You can make your mark on the future of the roofing industry by establishing a scholarship in your name or your company's name. When you make a commitment of $50,000, you can choose to name the scholarship and participate in the selection process.

In addition, through a planned gift, you can endow your annual support and perpetuate your values well beyond your own lifetime.

Be recognized …

Your gifts to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program will be recognized on the Alliance website, in its newsletter, and at Alliance and NRCA events.

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